Donations and Memorials

Policy Date: 

Adopted August 21, 2007

Donation of Items

Moon Library accepts donated print and audiovisual items with the provision that all items become the property of Moon Township Public Library. Donated items may be acceptable for the collection when they meet the same standards as they apply to purchased library items within the guidelines of the Collection Development Policy, require no special conditions, and may be disposed of when warranted. In no case will an item be added to the collection solely because it is a donation.

Staff librarians will determine from donated materials those that will be added to the library collection. Materials not added to the collection will be offered to the Friends of Moon Public Library for their annual book sale.

The following items are not be accepted as donations:

  • Textbooks
  • Computer books
  • Magazines and newspapers
  • Encyclopedia sets
  • Toys, puzzles, stuffed animals
  • Readers Digest condensed editions
  • Items in poor condition
  • Computer equipment and hardware
  • Video or audio cassettes

Forms that can be used for tax deductions for items donated to the library are available at the circulation desk.

Memorials

The Library will accept monetary donations accompanied by a subject or title request in memory or honor of individuals.

If a patron wants to donate a specific item as a memorial or honorarium, the library director, or a staff member to whom the duty has been delegated, must approve of the item's acceptability for inclusion within the library's collection. Such items must meet the same standards as other materials selected for inclusion in the library's collection.

Memorial and honorarium titles will receive a memorial label and be shelved in the appropriate place within the collection.

Please fill out a Memorial Form and bring or mail it to the library along with your contribution. Forms are also available at the library circulation desk.